(Japanese wartime ore carrier by Ueda Kihachiro) )
KINREI, NIKKO, GINREI and BATOPHAT MARUs were completed in 1942-1943 by
Nippon Kokan K. K. of Tsurumi, Yokohama of Kobe as 5,947-ton wartime ore
carriers. KINREI MARU was sunk by an American submarine in May' 44, NIKKO MARU
was sunk by an American submarine in Nov '43, GINREI MARU was sunk by USAAF
medium bombers in Dec ' 43 and BATOPHAT MARU was sunk by an American submarine
in Aug '44.
Nippon Kokan K. K., Tsurumi, Yokohama.
396.8' x 54.2' x 24’
One steam turbine, one shaft, maximum speed 12.5